After suspension of flights, some people return to Ukraine by ferry

Source : 112 Ukraine

Today, a cargo-passenger ferry arrives at the port of Chornomorsk in Odesa region from the port of Karasu (Turkey)
18:30, 22 March 2020

112 Agency

March 22, a cargo-passenger ferry arrived at the port of Chornomorsk (Odesa region) from the port of Karasu (Turkey). According to Radio Liberty correspondent, there are about a hundred people on board.

These are, in particular, those who could not get home by air after Ukraine suspended international regular flights with other countries in connection with the pandemic of Covid-19 coronavirus infection.

Passengers fill out forms recommended by the Ministry of Health, in which they must indicate in country they came from and leave their contacts. They also receive a memo on self-isolation and recommendations on the actions in case their health worsens.

"The order is such that healthy people who claim that they have not had direct contact with a patient with coronavirus infection are not examined," explained Mykola GHolubyatnikov, chief state sanitary inspector for water transport.

Another ferry from Batumi is expected in the coming days.

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Over the past day, 28.9 thousand people crossed the state border, the demarcation line and the administrative border with the Crimea. The press service of the State Border Service reports.

28.2 thousand people were registered at the state border, 257 people at the demarcation line, and 436 people at the admiring borders.

Of these, more than 19 thousand are citizens who returned to Ukraine.

"The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine continues to work and interact with other bodies to ensure home delivery of Ukrainians who are on the adjacent side without vehicles. Nearly 4 thousand of our compatriots are delivered to Ukraine within 24 hours using local government vehicles and the State Emergency Situations Service," - the message says.

In addition to border control, border guards, together with representatives of the sanitary-quarantine units, carry out activities aimed at detecting signs of the disease in citizens. Over the past day, we conducted a survey on the state of health and temperature measurements in 19 thousand people who were traveling from abroad or temporarily occupied territories. During the day, people returning from abroad with an elevated temperature were not detected.

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